The first in a series of reviews of tools that I use on a day-to-day basis. You can also find out about other tools I’ve previously written about in Reviews. If you have a tool you’d like me to trial for you, then please let me know, I’m happy to give feedback.
Free version includes:
- Followers, Following, Tweets, Mixed (No. of statusses & fluctuations in followers)
- Compare three users
- Up to six months of data
Features of the Premium stats version ($15/month):
- Followers, Following, Tweets, Mixed (No. of statusses & fluctuations in followers), Mentions, ReTweets, My ReTweets, My Mentions
- Customised dashboard
- Ability to track and compare statistics from up to 9 other accounts (can compare relative growth, total following, followers and tweets)
- Widgets and buttons for your own site (please note I’ve not tested these)
- Profile checker- looks at key considerations for your account
- Data could may include all data, takes some time for them to acquire
I originally began working with the free version some months ago and found the charts very useful. Prior to discovering Twitter Counter I’d been recording statistics in an Excel spreadsheet and creating my own charts.
When we needed to do some research into ReTweets and ongoing follower numbers (changes within an hour/week/month) I decided to try out the pay-for version, and I must say for just $15 a month it’s pretty good (Tip: They ask you to set up a direct debit so put a reminder in your diary that renewal is due incase you want to cancel). It’s also fantastic for tracking competitors long-term.
I’d recommend trying out the free version first, it seems best suited to start-ups and mid-sized businesses who are starting to try and push their Twitter feeds a little more. I do sometimes find it slow to catch up and I don’t seem to be able to get it to track in GMT, but overall a good product, especially the free version. Very useful when you need to present a report.